Skip to comments.Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea
Posted on 01/14/2020 9:40:15 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
click here to read article
I was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea about 2-1/2 years ago, but found the CPAP machine so distasteful that I gave up on it after a couple of nights.
After moving from sea level to 2,300 feet elevation, my apnea got worse, so I'm trying it again. I have far more problem with "Central" apnea than obstructive apnea ("Central" is where the brain stops commanding you to breathe while you are sleeping). From the literature I've read, the CPAP machine may help with Central Apnea after three months, so that's my goal.
So far I've learned that even half-doses of Unisom sleep aids make the apnea problem about THREE times worse for me.
Now if I could find a way to put my tongue on a diet...
I use a CPAP every night and have learned to tolerate it. Makes the wife happy, as I won't snore while using it. Meanwhile, trying to lose weight because I hear that may help. Problem is I like eating but gotta cut back. Sucks using a CPAP mask but I do sleep better - it is useful.
Losing tongue fat would certainly improve all Democrats.
Losing heads would also “improve all Democrats” as well as eliminate sleep apnea.
Can they do Liposuction on the tongue?
Thanks alot- Now i can’t Whistle!
I had the same problem of my breathing stopping even before I fell asleep that developed immediately after an acute exacerbation event last May. It happened several times after and I developed some horrible syndrome from it, fear of going to sleep. I solved the problem pretty much by 1) not eating after 5:00 pm. 2) no naps. It was hard to give those up too, lol. There was a third, but can’t remember now what it was.
From what I’ve read, central sleep apnea requires a more sophisticated machine then a basic CPAP. The doctors will argue with you up and down which type of sleep apnea you have. I’ve been there.
So should we, like, wag it or something?
Ive dealt with sleep apnea my entire life. As an adult I gained a lot of weight and it got much worse. Recently Ive lost about 65 pounds and working on losing about 30 more and my sleep apnea has improved but I still use a cpap.
I got my cpap about 10 years ago and had problems at first. Worked hard to get used to it and once I did it transformed my sleeping. I used to have to take naps at work - no more. Energy levels went up. Ill always use my machine.
Its called a bi-pap and I was prescribed one in April. Started my weight loss in june and am down 65 pounds since. Having a new study done to reduce the pressure of my device - loss of that much fat has allowed the machine to push air into my gut and Im waking up in a lot of pain.
Thanks. I didnt search because I thought Who would post a story about losing tongue fat?
Does sleeping with the upper body at a 45 degree angle affect obstructive sleep apnea?
I was a fat sh!+ w/ apnea and then lost 40 pounds. Now the CPAP is collecting dust.
Maybe the reverse? Let all their tongues grow fat and block their airways so they are gasping for air. Even fatter tongues (to go with their fat heads) and maybe they will suffocate as they are suffocating the Republic.
Tongue liposuction? Yes. See #4 above by Zhang Fei.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.